Our client is quite a renaissance man. He considers himself a maker, quite handy with all kinds of projects. While he works in IT, he loves abstract art. Even though he has lived in California for quite a while and is influenced by its sensibilities, he wanted something refined in Washington, DC where he grew up, to celebrate his milestone 50th birthday party. He also wanted an activity that was as inclusive as possible for his guests to participate. We planned a delicious brunch at the Top of the Hay at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, followed by a fun mosaic tiling activity. Guests got to make coasters and photo frames with an assortment of mosaic tiles as a keepsake, but also contribute to a large piece of mosaic art that our client got to keep. All photos by Kurstin Roe, unless where indicated.
I loved the Sahara Chartreuse Tablecloth from DC Rental with its abstract vibe. Because the hotel’s in-house chairs had a strong yellowish green tone, it was not easy finding a tablecloth that coordinated well with it.
Fluffy Thoughts designed a birthday cake in an abstract style, with computer motherboards peeking out from underneath the fondant.Photo: Vicky ChoyPetals Edge designed a centerpiece that was more masculine but still artistically interesting.
This was the group project where guests could select a tile to contribute to the piece and then signed their name as a keepsake to the birthday boy. He will later add twinkling lights where the wood pegs are located and display it in his yard.
Event Planner: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished
Venue: Top of the Hay at the Hay Adams Hotel, Washington, DC
Jazz Trio: Lucy Black Entertainment
Birthday Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Floral Design: Petals Edge
Linen Rental: DC Rental
Mosaic Activity: Mizz Mozaic
Cocktail Napkins: ForYourParty
For our clients, a milestone birthday such as a 50th birthday party is an opportunity to gather loved ones from near and far. Check out our other 50th birthday parties.